This classic hot dog joint is a Los Angeles Landmark. Pink’s Hot Dog! If you haven’t ever waited in line for a weiner treat, you can start here. This hot dog stand has been around since 1939! The prices of these historic dogs range from $3 to $6. They also serve your burgers and various special hybrid items (hot dog burrito). If you haven’t been there its worth checking out. I recommend checking it out on random hours…good luck going there during after club hours. You’ll have a better chance getting into Villa or Kress with 7 guys!
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You just got out of another Hollywood club on a typical Saturday night…you’re tired of hot dogs and pizzas. You’re looking for a more legitimate meal…something like Norm’s or Denny’s, however, you still want to keep that red bull-buzzing body of yours going and the partying continuing (not to mention you haven’t sealed the deal with your new found friend). I have the perfect suggestion for you! Kitchen 24! The name says it all. Imagine Norm’s but transformed with a more fashionable looking menu, DJ spinning music, and drunk people sitting next to you expecting you to flirt with them (if you haven’t brought your own victim to sleaze on). The best part is the space is located conveniently right in the middle of the Cahuenga Corridor so you can get more mileage out of your $20 parking. This place is ideally if you’re partying at Ritual, Sugar, the Room, Beauty Bar, Citizen Smith, Opera and Crimson. They serve breakfast and lunch 24 hours while dinner is only up to 2 am. The dishes are your standard variety burgers, sandwiches, and salads with an American Hollywood flair. Other items on the menu consists of individually baked meatloaf, country friend pork chops, spaghetti and meatballs and turkey potpie, all of which are made with the freshest organic ingredients available. They also have installed a Reverse Osmosis Filtration system, which translates into the best tasting water, cocktails and food this side of the Hollywood sign.
The good thing is its priced decently ranging from $10 to $15 max so you won’t kill your wallet anymore than you already have at the club. I recommend sticking with the burgers and fries…for some reason they always serve that first amongst all the dishes in your party. It even beats the salad in coming before others. Go figure????
Kitchen 24 is open 24 hours (which is unusual for a city that is known to sleep around the clock) and is located at 1608 N. Cahuenga Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028. 323-465-2424.
Specializing in pizza made with a sweet potato crust that’s injected with a sweet potato mousse, Mr. Pizza Factory makes the weirdest pies in Los Angeles. The cuisine at this Korean-owned “pizza fusion” joint is very mad-scientist, but it’s delicious! There’s a lot going on in every one of these pies, but once you stop thinking, you’re free to dive into the fluffy orange crust filled with a lightly sweet mousse made from sweet potatoes. The best pizza is the Potato Gold, topped with potato slices and sizable bacon slices. The daunting looking BLT Garden pizza — known colloquially as the salad pizza — is topped with a salad’s worth of greens, chicken breast chunks and then drizzled with the restaurant’s “signature mayonnaise,” which tastes remarkably like regular mayo. Forget the standard, thin-crust pizzas. They’re unremarkable. And ignore the bulgogi pizza, it tastes more like hamburger pizza from Pizza Hut than anything resembling Korean barbecue. At Mr. Pizza, the weirder the better.
Check out their website at: www.mrpizzafactory.com
Mr. Pizza Factory
3881 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (213) 738-0077
Mario’s Peruvian and Seafood Restuarant is a gem! Get there early, they open at 11:30 a.m.. get there on time in order to get a parking spot, so you don’t have wait for a seat. specialize in peruvian dishes, which range from rice dishes to soup dishes.
Tucked in a tiny Hollywood mini-mall, this SoCal Peruvian favorite buzzes with fish fans. Peruvian seafood cooking relies on super-fresh ingredients, and the interplay between hot and sour flavors is what gives it that zing. Mario’s offers a shrimp ceviche offset by boiled potatoes, and green mussels on the half shell are piled high with pungent fresh salsa.
specialties: #26 (mixed seafood) or #27 (if you only like shrimp) shrimp is stir fried with spicy fries
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Phone: (323) 466-4181
Another notable late night dining option after the clubs is Mel’s Diner on Hollywood and Highlands. I’ve been here before after a night of partying and overall, I recommend this place if you’re looking for something convenient and decently priced. The place has its own parking lot which is a huge plus especially in Hollywood and its close to all the clubs. The menu is your standard American flair burgers, fries, and etc. The design of the space is exactly what the name sounds like: a retro 50’s diner with all your tacky decor and props. However, the service can be a little slow…especially when all the clubs let out. This is understandable given all the unnecessary fuss the waitress have to put up with amongst the drunk after-clubbing crowd. However, I strongly recommend this place to eat and sober up before the drive home. I recommend the milkshake…its pretty nice being able to have a nice cold milkshake after getting tipsy off of goose and soda just 30 minutes before.
1650 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Now for all those a little more refiner or want to continue impressing their date after popping those bubblies…there is Citizen Smith located on the Cahuenga corridor. Most people don’t realize but they do serve food pretty late and open til 2 am (more like 1:15ish). Food is actually pretty decent, however, restaurant atmosphere is little dark so you can’t really see what you’re eating but the good thing is it continues setting the mood for you especially if your play date is just as intoxicated as you are. The menu is American Bistro with your standard selection of New York Strip, Flame Broiled Salmon, Southern Fried Chicken, Fish, Pasta, and etc. DISCLAIMER: The place isn’t terrible cheap so be careful especially when you’re inebriated when ordering. Shit can add up! I recommend going with the rib-eye since you can’t really mess that up…besides there’s something gratifying about eating a nice grilled fatty steak with a side of fries. Citizen Smith also offer Jazz nights on certain nights as well. I believe the venue might have just recently changed hands in regards to management so hopefully the quality of the food doesn’t suffer since the new management team at the helm come from club background. The decor is classic and rich with a neat outside patio but it closes early. Chandliers, mahagony wood, and high ceilings surrounds you as you venturing in. Antique and stylish distressed furniture give one a comfortable and cozy feeling once they sit down.
What’s great about the place is its in walking distance from all the major clubs such as Ritual, Sugar, the Room, Beauty Bar, IVAR, Forbbiden City, Avalon, and etc.
1600 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
When you think of popular hot dogs…this is probably not the first name that comes up in your mind. Skooby’s Hot Dog in Hollywood is actually a pretty decent spot. Granted it will probably lose compared to those danger dogs offered directly outside the club, however, at least you know you won’t wake up feeling sick in the morning for sure. The dogs are decently priced for slightly under $5 per weiner. Keep in mind we’re on the famous Hollywood Blvd. so rent isn’t cheap. Try the cheddar dog….its hits spot especially nursing the after-club hangover and also get the garlic fries with dip.
Any additional Hollywood suggestions you would like us to check out please contact: Scott@Pixnation.com
6654 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
So its 2 am the club lights are on, you’re completely inebriated, busy drunk-booty texting, your friends just finished closing their game, and security is shinig that light to encourage you to leave…what do you do next…YOU GRUB! So where can you go for some nice Hollywood late night eats that won’t break the bank especially since you already did at the club. A popular hang out spot is Greco’s New York Pizzeria (funny its named Greco since everytime I’ve been there no one looks “Greco-ish.”) located on the corner of the famous Cahuenga Corridor and Hollywood Blvd. The pizza is New York style, hence the name, nice big slices but paper thin yet crisp. The slices are on average about $3 to $4 not too bad considering everything else is going up! The place is perfect if you plan on partying in the neighboring areas such as Ritual, Vice, Tiny’s KO, Sugar, the Room, Beauty Bar, and the former Goa that recently closed. Next time you’re there ask who is Greco? BTW, don’t get the soda is a rip…that’s how they get you back!
If you have any late night dining suggestion you would like us to risk our stomachs on: scott@Pixnation.com
Greco’s New York Pizzeria – 6400 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028
For many of you out there in the OC, you gotta hit up this place in the corner of a small market place on the corner of Bolsa and Brookhurst in Westminster.
Thanh De Nhat Com Tam Restaurant
9870 Bolsa Ave
Westminster, CA 92683
My first experience here was when I was only 11 years old. Since than I’ve moved to SGV but everytime I’m in the OC, it’s the first place I’ll go to for lunch.
The place is literally in the corner, you can’t miss it! I haven’t tried everything on the menu, but what I can tell you is that what I’ve ordered so far, it’s always been great. I’ve brought many folks here from all over, work, school, and the likes, and 100% have approved it to be a recommended spot.
The service is quick, food comes out fast and hot, it’s inexpensive, and it gives your tastebud something to look forward to when you’re back in the OC. If you live there, than it’s something to look forward to everytime you pass the corner of Brookhurst and Bolsa
Call me if you go